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Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites

800 S Abilene Street, Aurora, CO 80012-3684
Phone: +1 720-748-4800   |   Fax: 720/748-9145   |   82 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The award winning and newly renovated Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites offers comfortable accommodations, great rates and the perfect location for business and leisure travelers, due to its proximity to the University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus, Fitzsimmons Medical Complex, Medical Center of Aurora, Denver Children's Hospital, Denver Technological Center, Dick’s Sporting Goods® Park and is just a short drive away from downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport.

Ideally located along Interstate 225, The Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites is just blocks from the Town Center® of Aurora Mall, major retailers such as Walmart® and Home Depot®, and several restaurants such as BJ’s® Taphouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill®, Joe’s Crab Shack®, Friday’s®, Chili’s® and Chick-fil-A®.

Our newly renovated and well-appointed rooms feature new beds, new furniture with granite tops, new carpet, HD TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and the fastest and most reliable complimentary high-speed Internet available. Guests of the Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites will feel right at home while on the road for business, family or fun.

Other amenities at this Denver International Airport hotel also include a complimentary, full hot breakfast with pancake bar, free cocktail hour every Monday through Thursday, secure business center, heated indoor pool, relaxing hot tub, an on-site exercise facility, free access to Prestige Fitness Health Club and fresh baked cookies every afternoon in the lobby.

Our friendly and helpful staff is standing by to help make your stay in the Denver area as pleasant and comfortable as it could possibly be. Delivering superior customer care is our mission and our passion, which keeps our guests coming back. We have been awarded the Tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence award four years running!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Complimentary full breakfast, scrambled eggs, alternate between bacon and sausage, choice of breads, cereals, fruit, waffles, biscuits & gravy, yogurt, juices, tea and coffee.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Spa
  • Hot tub, Jacuzzi®
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Guest laundry
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Safe deposit box
  • Late check out, 12:00 noon
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services, nominal fee
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Inter corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Dataports
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary evening reception from 5:30 - 7:00 Monday through Thursday
  • Fresh baked cookies every afternoon in the lobby
  • Complimentary access to Prestige Fitness Center

Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites

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Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites

Conveniently located, the best western plus gateway inn & suites in Aurora, Colorado is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 39.701545  /  Latitude: -104.827865


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 225. Take Exit 7-Mississippi. Go east on Mississippi and then north on Abilene to the Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites.

Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Arapahoe County Fair & Rodeo

For over 100 years, the Arapahoe County Fair and Rodeo has been a celebrated even in the city of Aurora. Rodeo fans flock to the Arapahoe Park Race Track from all over to enjoy its five days of concerts, entertainment, and activities native to the Denver area.

Events and activities at the rodeo include concerts, demolition derbies, rodeos, trout fishing, a petting zoo, a dog show, mutton bustin', 4-H exhibits, and a junior livestock auction. The carnival rides and games are also must-sees – kids love the toddler driving school, face painting, crafts, and the Sinton Dairy hay maze.

Argo Gold Mine, Mill & Museum

First constructed in 1893, the Argo Gold Mine, Mill, and Museum is now a National Historic Site and must-see for Idaho Springs visitors. The historic Argo Tunnel helped put the site on the map, as it was used to transport ore from the mines, stretching 4.5 miles to Central City.

Today, the Double Eagle Gold mine tour, Argo mill tour, and the live demonstration of the rock drilling are fun ways to learn of this rich history. While in Idaho Springs, the "birthplace" of the Rocky Mountain Gold Rush, or the greater Denver area, take time to enjoy the hot mineral springs and nearby trout fishing.

Aurora History Museum

Providing insight into the history of Aurora, the Aurora History Museum contains a collection of artifacts, documents, and other significant media native to the region. Denver-area history is uncovered in the museum's reference library and history archives.

Workshops, classes, and lectures are also offered in the museum classroom for local history programs. Special events, family programs, and hosted birthday parties are great ways to spend time at the museum. Even better, the museum comes free of admission as well.

Aurora Sports Park

At 220 acres in size, Aurora Sports Park is one of the Denver area's largest sports complexes. Home to 12 baseball/softball fields and 23 soccer/multi-use fields, the park attracts athletes and their families from all over Colorado and beyond to Aurora.

The complex hosts major local, state, and national championships and tournaments, welcoming cross-country, football, rugby, and lacrosse events. Guests at Aurora Sports Park can also enjoy an easy day at the park's 5 concession areas, 4 playgrounds, and 7 picnic shelters.

Buckley Air Force Base

As part of the Air Force Space Command, the Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora houses over 92,000 active duty personnel, and is one of the Denver area's top military and contractors centers.

The base attracts many travelers seeking a comfortable night's rest near the 460th Space Wing and Operations Group and the Colorado Air National Guard 120th Fighter Squadron. The Buckley Air Force Visitors Center is open weekday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cherry Creek State Park

One of Aurora's most popular parks, Cherry Creek preserves and presents much of the the Denver metro area's famous outdoor recreation. With a great big lake in the center and plenty of wooded areas, the park is a great outdoor destinations in the summer and in the winter.

Take part in energetic activities, including biking, hiking, horseback riding, sledding, and cross-country skiingm or take advantage of the park's many facilities. Enjoy picnics, volleyball games, and swimming and water-skiing in Aurora's Cherry Creek Lake.

Children's Museum of Denver

Opened in 1979, the Children's Museum of Denver offers a wide range of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits for children to discover and explore while visiting the Denver area. Popular exhibits include: 3, 2, 1... Blast Off!, the Assembly Plant, Click Clack Train Track, and ARTS a la Carte.

The museum also hosts year-round family events – two of which are the Bunny Trail EggVenture and Snack with Santa. This Denver museum has 10,000 square feet of adaptable space available for birthday parties, meetings, fund raisers, receptions, and family reunions.

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado State Capitol

Buit in 1894, the Colorado State Capitol is located on Colfax Avenue in downtown Denver.

The building is a National Historic Landmark and a U.S. Historic district, housing the Colorado General Assembly and serves as the office for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Beautiful Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose-colored marble, was used throughout the interior.

The Rotunda features 16 stained glass windows, known as the Hall of Fame, honoring the state's earliest pioneers.

A tour of the building is requisite while visiting Denver no matter the season.

Coors Field

Rocky Mountain baseball fans have made their way to Coors Field every summer since 1995, where Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies play all their home games. The 50,000 capacity ball park is located in the Denver metropolitan area and is synonymous with big hits and crushed home runs.

Located directly behind right field is the Blue Moon Brewery at The Sandlot restaurant, where fans can catch a bite to eat without missing a single pitch. Coors Field is no stranger to the national stage – both the 2007 World Series and 1998 All-Star Game took place at Coors Field.

Denver International Airport

Encompassing more than 33,000 acres, the Denver International Airport is America's largest commercial airport, in terms of land area. The DIA serves the Denver metropolitan area, including towns like Lakewood, Auroa, Greenwood Village, and Brighton

Passengers have a variety of choices for commercial flights from the 16 commercial airlines, via the airport's three concourses. Frontier Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, and United Airlines operate hubs at Denver International Airport.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Located in Denver's City Park, the Denver Museum of Natural History and Science houses variety of programs, exhibits, and events striving to "excite minds through scientific discovery".

Whether viewing a showing in the Planetarium, watching a film in the IMAX Theater, or strolling through the Wildlife Exhibits, there is plenty of discovery to be had. Spend a few days in this beautiful city park area of downtown Denver and visit the nearby Denver Zoo and Duck Lake.

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

Home to over 3,500 animals from over 650 species, the Denver Zoo is one of the more popular zoos in America.

Constantly striving to enhance the lives of animals, the zoo has recently created the Predator Ridge, Tropical Discovery, and Primate Panorama naturalistic habitats, with those efforts in mind.

The Denver Zoo Keeper Experience, Zoo Camps and Bunk with the Beasts are a few of the wonderful kids' programs also available at the zoo.

And don't forget to visit Mshindi, the rhinoceros that paints with a brush. Enjoy a fun-filled day at Colorado's most popular cultural attraction, in the beautiful City Park area of downtown Denver.

Elitch Gardens Theme Park

A 70-acre amusement park, Elitch Gardens Theme Park is commonly known as Elitch's throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Set in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens was established in 1890, and is open from late April through late October.

Operated by Herschend Family Entertainment, and owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties, Elitch Gardens Theme Park features coasters like Sidewinder, Mind Eraser, and Twister II. Elitch’s is also home to the Island Kingdom Water Park, a summer hotspot for residents of Denver communities like Lakewood, Aurora, and Brighton.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Located near Commons Park in historic downtown Denver, the Museum of Contemporary Art is the first of its kind for the city. The five galleries, lecture hall, and education centers aim to inspire visitors as they stroll through the halls.

The exquisite exhibits, variety of lectures, and programs are always in an active state, so each visit presents something new. Whether you join a tour, attend a lecture, or have the museum host your next special event, the museum is a must-see attraction in Denver.

Pepsi Center

Located in the heart of the Mile High City, the Pepsi Center is a multipurpose arena giving a home a to three different Colorado professional sports teams – the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, and the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL all have shared the arena since 1999.

The arena is located in the metropolitan Denver area and has hosted numerous national events over the years. The 2008 democratic national convention, first-rate concerts, multiple all-star games, league championships, and many more have all utilized the versatility at the Pepsi Center.

Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a private, co-ed school with a Roman Catholic Jesuit affiliation. When you plan your next visit to Denver and the surrounding metro area, be sure to experience a pleasant and informative campus tour at Regis University.

When you embark on your campus tour at Regis University, be sure to check out top campus attractions and highlights like DeSmet Hall, and Ripples of Ulysses at the Coors Life Directions Centre – a charming statue carved by Rowan Gillespie.

Regis University athletics teams compete within the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and field teams in men's and women's soccer, cross country, golf, baseball, and softball – just to name some.

Sports Authority Field

Originally known as Mile High Stadium, newly dubbed Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the proud home of the National Football League's Denver Broncos. Located centrally in the Denver metropolitan area, the NFL stadium has been open since 2001, seating over 76,000 fans on Sundays every fall.

Boasting easy access and comfort, the stadium also has the ability to seat approximately 50,000 fans for famed concerts, festivals and other large, competitive sporting events. Not to mention, fans of professional lacrosse have caught all of the MLL's Denver Outlaw games at Mile High since 2006.

Summit Conference & Event Center

Home to business meetings, weddings, parties and special events, the Summit Conference and Event Center is the biggest business destination in all of Aurora and one of the top event centers in the Denver Metro area.

Business-travelers and event planners take advantage of the center's close proximity to the Interstate 225 and easy access to Denver International Airport and other major transportation centers.

Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum

Located on the grounds of Lowry Air Force Base in Denver near Aurora, the museum houses over three dozen aircraft in a 40,000 square foot hangar.

Notable examples include the B-52 Stratofortress bombers, a Goodyear FG-1D, a McDonnell F-101 B, and numerous civilian and general aircraft.

The museum is also the home of the Colorado Aviation Historical Society and the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, perfect for airplane enthusiasts, alongside numerous aeronautical educational and operational services.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 7.00 mile(s) from Aurora Sports Complex
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Buckley Air Force Base
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cherry Creek State Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Wings Over the Rockies, Air Space Museum
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Downtown Denver
  • 1 block(s) from Better Bodies Fitness, health club/fitness center
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Elitch Gardens
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Denver Zoo
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Denver Botanical Gardens, world famous botanical gardens
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Denver Museum of Nature a, with IMAX® Theater
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Denver Aquarium
  • 16.00 mile(s) from State Capital
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Invesco Field
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Coors Field®
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Pepsi Center
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Town Center at Aurora

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Spa
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Tennis
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Jet skiing
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Volleyball
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Playground
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Racquetball courts
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Meadow Hills Golf Course
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Fishing
  • 65.00 mile(s) from Snow skiing
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Snowmobiling

Nearby Restaurants

  • Across the street from Schlotzsky's®, deli, American, open for: lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Across the street from Fazoli's®, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Guadalajara's Mexican Restaurant, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Helga's, full service, Bavarian, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
  • 0.50 mile(s) from McAlister's Deli, deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Joe's Crab Shack, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Tokyo Joe's, fast food, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Village Inn®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24-hours
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sweet Tomatoes®, buffet, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Carrabba's Italian Grill®, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from TGI Fridays, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Chili's®, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Romano's Macaroni Grill®, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Mimi's Cafe, full service, French, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from BJ'S Brewhouse, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from IHOP®, Full Service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24-hours, weekdays

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